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Knowing how to spot and treat potential problems can literally mean the difference between life and death for your favorite flowers, trees and shrubs. Cheekwood’s experts can help you identify these common springtime ailments and keep your plants lively for the long run! 

PLANT HEROES is an interactive and informational website that helps us detect and combat bugs and diseases that harm plants and ecosystem health.Plant Heros supplies mission details and scientific supplies in order to defeat “bad bugs and pathogens” in specific, targeted areas of the US that are affected by these plant and tree enemies. Demonstrate your commitment to protecting our trees from serious pests and diseases by signing the Plant Heroes Pledge!

EMERALD ASH BORER: What Can a Little Bug Do?
Emerald ash borer (EAB) arrived in North America from Asia in 2002, killing millions of ash trees since. It was found in Davidson County in September 2014 and will pose a threat to the ash trees on your property.  Click here to find out!

BOXWOOD BLIGHT (BB) was confirmed in Davidson County in 2014 and has the potential to have devastating effects on our landscape. Fortunately, prevention is easy.

This fungal disease of plants in the boxwood family (Buxaceae) spreads naturally by water movement and is able to survive in the soil for several years. Once infected, plants develop leaf and stem lesions within 72 hours; defoliation follows quickly. While BB is not itself fatal, it can allow other infections to establish and cause plant death.  How do you prevent it?  Click here to find out!


Botanical Resources

The Botanical Garden serves as a clearing house for information on plants and organizations of interest to gardeners, garden clubs and homeowners. The office of the Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee is in Botanic Hall and serves as the umbrella organization for the seventy garden clubs in the region. Many plant societies hold their meetings at Cheekwood.


Tennessee Gesneriad Society

Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee
Has office in Botanic Hall, (615) 353-6978.

Ikebana International, Chapter 5
Periodically meets at Cheekwood.

Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society

Middle Tennessee Daylily
Meets on 2nd Tuesday, March through June, 6:00 p.m.

Middle Tennessee Hosta Society
Meets on 4th Thursday at Cheekwood, 7:00 p.m. Does not meet at Cheekwood the months of June and July.

Nashville Bonsai Society
Periodically meets at Cheekwood.

Nashville Rose Society
Meets at Cheekwood on 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. 
Does not meet in December.

Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee
Meets at Cheekwood on 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Does not meet at Cheekwood in June or December.

Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee
Meets at Cheekwood on 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Does not meet at Cheekwood June & December.

Professional Landscape Association of Nashville TN 
Meets quarterly at various locations.

The Herb Society of Nashville
Meets at Cheekwood every month but December, usually the 2nd or 3rd Thursday.

Nashville Pond Society
Meets the 3rd Sunday of the month, January – April



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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309-3366
(404) 876-5859
Fax (404) 876-7472

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Highway 245
Clermont, KY 40110
(502) 955-8512
Fax (502) 543-2331

Biltmore Company
The One North Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
(704) 274-6202
Fax (704) 274-6213

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35223
(205) 414-3900
Fax (205) 414-3906

Huntsville Botanical Gardens
4747 Bob Wallace Ave.
Huntsville AL 35805
(256) 830-4447
Fax (256) 830-5314

Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis. MO 63166
(314) 577-5100
Fax (314) 577-9595

Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117-4699
(901) 685-1566

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